"Forced labour" rife in Malaysian electronics factories: Report

The survey found that abuse of workers' rights was rife in a $75 billion sector. -Reuters

More jobs, higher wages for Singaporeans

Foreign employment growth also falls to its weakest since late 2009. -ST

5 retirement planning mistakes you need to avoid

Is the thought of what will change in your lifestyle once you retire one of your worries? If so, don't fret, because you can actually enjoy retirement if you plan carefully. Find out what mistakes you need to avoid to have a rosy future ahead. -Advertising feature

A breath of fresh heir

Ong Jun Quan is one of three second generation members of the Ong family taking over the reins from the founders of Soon Li Heng Civil Engineering. -BT

How will Alibaba justify price?

The IPO has been forecast to raise as much as S$30.3 billion, which will make the IPO the largest in history. -China Daily/ANN

10 clear signs you should quit your job

You know something is wrong when your usual pick-me-up fails to work its magic. -The Star/ANN

'Don't just think of getting rich - do something about it'

A love for water led Elvin Ang to start his first business; dive school owner now deals in property too. -ST

Half of wealthy Chinese plan to leave: Survey

Most cited better overseas educational and employment opportunities for their children.

Make your start-up dream a reality

To do so, understand your market and determine the funds needed to succeed. -ST

GIC, others invest US$700m in XPO Logistics

GIC itself is investing US$250 million and will have a 7.5 per cent stake. -Reuters

Property curbs may be eased only in H2 2015: Report

Merrill Lynch report says prices would have dropped by over 10% by then. -ST

Jetsons-style homes for the heartland?

Houses might come with energy sensors that monitor consumption, as well as motion sensors which sound the alarm if an elderly resident is in trouble. -MYP

What does your desk say about you?

Let's face it: It's easy to fall into a comfort zone once you've been with your organisation for a while. - The Star/ANN

Qualifications must be right for the job one wants: Heng

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat made plain that recommendations by the Aspire committee to improve ITE and polytechnic vocational education were not meant to dissuade Singaporeans from upgrading themselves. -ST

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5 retirement planning mistakes you need to avoid

Is the thought of what will change in your lifestyle once you retire one of your worries? If so, don't fret, because you can actually enjoy retirement if you plan carefully. Find out what mistakes you need to avoid to have a rosy future ahead.

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Plants are his company

Many of his clients are well-heeled and do not bat an eyelid spending up to $500,000 on their gardens, in homes about 150,00 sq ft. -TNP

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A breath of fresh heir

Ong Jun Quan is one of three second generation members of the Ong family taking over the reins from the founders of Soon Li Heng Civil Engineering. -BT